born in the state of Oudh (now Awadh), Northern India around 1873. His birthplace is usually given as Oovonin, but such a city does not seem to exist; one article states he was from "Oovon on the Oudh". In any event, Laloo was a "Mohammedan" (Muslim), but that didn't stop his exhibitors from billing him as a "Hindoo". He was first discovered by an Englishman, George Gill, and brought to England in 1888. Later he toured Germany, and came to the United States in 1891 aboard the steamship City of Berlin. READ MORE HERE
Josephene Myrtle Corbin
the Four-Legged Woman, was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1868. Rather than having a parasitic twin, Myrtle's extra legs resulted from an even rarer form of conjoined twinning known as dipygus, which gave her two complete bodies from the waist down. She had two small pelves side-by-side, and each of her smaller inner legs was paired with one of her outer legs. She could move the smaller legs but was unable to use them for walking. At the age of 19, she married a doctor named Clinton Bicknell and had four daughters and a son. It has been said that three of her children were born from one set of organs, two from the other. Myrtle died on May 6, 1928. READ MORE HERE
The true tale of Edward Mordake (Mordrake) has been lost to history. His unusual case occurred early in medical history and is referenced only in tales handed down. The tale of his life has become so muddled through the passage of time that no solid date of birth or death is evident to modern researchers.
The story always begins the same way. Edward is said be have been heir to one of the noblest families in England.He was considered a bright and charming man – a scholar, a musician and a young man in possession of profound grace. He was said to be quite handsome when viewed from the front – yet, on the back of his head there was a second face, twisted and evil. READ MORE HERE